Alastair Borthwick was a writer, broadcaster, and even a journalist. You could say that he was a jack of all trades. Borthwick had a very special gift because he not only succeeded in one out of the three, but he was very successful in all three. Borthwick was a Scottish man that lived a very rich and fulfilling life while he was still with us. Borthwick was born on February of 1913 up until September of 2003. Borthwick faced many difficulties in his life and lived through many events that changed the world that we live in today. For example Borthwick served in the military for Scotland during the second world war. He not only served but excelled during his time and was fortunate enough to come back safe and sound to his family and loving wife. Borthwick was also an author and wrote a plethora of different books, but one of his most famous and successful writing’s would have to be, “Always a Little Further,” written in 1939. From the point that he wrote this book up until today in 2019 Borthwick’s work is considered to be one of the greatest books every written about any aspect of outdoor activities in Scotland. It is a very impressive and remarkable feat because his writing has stood the test of time and is still being read even after sixteen years after his death. However, as mentioned above Borthwick had to put his writing career on hold in order to serve his country’s military. While serving Borthwick traveled the world and served as an intelligence officer for the Scottish military. When the war had finally ended Borthwick got his writing started up again and proceeded to get a book published that recounted his experiences in the war and what the war was like for him personally. After this in the 1960’s Bortwick got his start in television where he was extremely successful producing over one hundred shows for Grampian TV. Soon after Borthwick tired of television he and his wife moved out to the country where they lived out their days peacefully on a farm. Borthwick should be remembered as a hero and a great inspiration to all.