Category Archives: Career

Remembering Alastair Borthwick as a Man of Many Talents

Alastair Borthwick was a man of many talents, including being an author, broadcaster, as well as a journalist. Being born in Rutherglen in 1913, Alastair Borthwick was raised in Glasgow. Alastair Borthwick worked for many papers, including “Open Air,” as well as the “Daily Mirror,” along with these jobs, Alastair Borthwick also worked in BBC radio. Becoming very popular and writing some of the finest articles for the papers, is what got Alastair Borthwick really noticed.

Alastair Borthwick is well known for his journalism, which included writing the famous books, “Sans Peur, The History of the 5th (Caithness and Sutherland) Battalion, the Seaforth Highlanders,” as well as the “Battalion: a British infantry unit’s actions from El Alamein to the Elbe, 1942-1945.” Alastair Borthwick served in World War Two as an intelligence officer, here is where he got to experience and be a part of the action in Germany, Holland, Sicily, North Africa, France, Italy, and Belgium.

Alastair Borthwick got married in 1940 to his wife Anne, when the war was ending they both moved to Jura where he continued working for BBC. In 1952, Alastair Borthwick also helped with the organization of 1951 Festival of Britain. During the sixties, Alastair Borthwick started working for the television industry, and created one hundred and fifty programs for Grampian TV, which ran approximately a half an hour each program, ranging from many different topics.

During the seventies, Alastair Borthwick and his wife Anne, moved to Ayrshire. Here is where they lived mainly the rest of their lives on a hill farm. Alastair Borthwick moved into a nursing home five years before his death in September 2003. Alastair Borthwick is remembered for his excellent work in each field that he contributed to. His classic books are still sought out to this day, and his legacy will forever be remembered in his journalism that he has left behind for the world to embrace.

Barbara Stokes – GSH of Alabama makes incredible donation

Barbara Stokes works in the disaster relief construction industry. She is currently the CEO of Green Structure Homes of Alabama, LLC. Her experience in this industry includes a wide range of concerns that span the fields of construction, logistics, disasters, and safe but quick efforts in hard-to-reach locations. These include time-sensitive construction efforts accompanied by a wide range of difficulties that can follow disasters. Read this article at

A great example of disaster relief construction is building houses after a flood. The unique concerns that come with placing foundations in extraordinarily wet and recently flooded areas can be a hassle. Building homes for people after a wildfire can be just as tricky. Concerns like these are regular fare for GSH of Alabama, and it’s CEO Barbara Stokes.


In addition to her incredible work providing support for FEMA and the United States government in disaster relief, Barbara Stokes also finds time to stay active in her community. Recently she was able to make a significant donation of high-quality building materials to Habitat for Humanity of Madison County. Not only was this donation timely but it was organized and carried out by GSH of Alabama logistics. New and handpicked materials were quickly delivered on site. Read more about Barbara Stokes at Affiliatedork.