Alastair Borthwick is a prominent writer, a patriotic person as well as a broadcaster. He was born in Rutherglen where he lived with his family until the age of eleven. They later moved to Glasgow city where he began working in the media industry. Alastair Borthwick was promoted to Glasgow Weekly Herald from working at Glasgow Evening times as the copy-distributor. He wrote many articles related to women and children. Through the open air page of the newspaper, Alastair Borthwick learned the Rock climbing activity which was gaining popularity among the youth and middle-class people of Scotland. He joined the hiking movement during the weekends to explore nature.
Through the hiking activity, Alastair Borthwick was motivated to write Always a Little Further a book that gained popularity since 1939 when it was published. He used humor and vivid description to ensure that the book was entertaining to all readers. Alastair Borthwick was later employed at the BBC studios after an interview with James Fergusson. He could speak naturally and eloquently hence gained popularity across the globe. Alastair Borthwick in addition to his career line has led a press club where he performed at the highest point of the exhibition tower during a heavy rainstorm.
When the 2nd World War began Alastair Borthwick joined the Seaforth Highlanders Battalion to fight the Germans. He was very loyal, and most of the time Alastair Borthwick served as the intelligence officer sharing various battle techniques. With time Alastair Borthwick was promoted to the rank of a captain. There were many hazards during the war since the soldiers could walk for miles and even find themselves between enemies. Before the end of the war Colonel, Sym gave Alastair Borthwick time to write the events of the battle; he wrote a book Sans Peur which has created awareness among many people on how the battle looks like and the hardships encountered.
Alastair Borthwick came back to his wife after the war and moved to Jura living in a small cottage. His life had been changed by war as he secluded himself from the world. He died at the age of 90 while living in Ayrshire City.