The Life of Alastair Borthwick

Alastair Borthwick is a well-known journalist, broadcaster, and author. He is remembered by two books that he wrote. Alastair had many accomplishments throughout his life, and moved multiple times before going into a nursing home where he spent his last five years. This article is going to look into his life and accomplishments.

Alastair Borthwick stopped going to school at the age of 16, but this did not stop him from becoming successful. He began working on a local newspaper immediately following him dropping out of school. First, he was taking down stories as people would call them in, and then later he became an editor. A few years later he got a job for an even bigger paper, The Daily Mirror. This was the turning point for his journalism career. For this job though, he had to move to London and he did not like it there, so he soon moved back to his small hometown.

After moving back home, he began working as a BBC radio correspondent. Not long after that a collection of stories he had published in his hometown paper were made into a production and he got to view it. Soon after, Alastair Borthwick (@alastairborthwickauthor) was called off to war in the Second World War. He got sent off to many different countries to fight, and saw a lot of things throughout the war. Once the harshness of the war subsided, Alastair was asked to write a book on Battalion History.

Finally, when the war was over, he and his wife moved once again, and he got back into the radio broadcasting side of things. He also started fishing and crofting. Around the 1960’s he began producing programs for television, and this is how he ended his career. He then moved with his wife to a hill farm where he spent most of the rest of his days. Alastair lived a very hectic but fulfilled life. His accomplishments are something to be proud of. See Alastair’s profile on Crunchbase.com.

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