Born in Scotland, Sam Allison immigrated to Canada in 1968. After teaching high school history and economics, he then taught in McGillâ€™s Faculty of Education. He served on numerous committees for Quebecâ€™s Ministry of Education, and has written educational books, articles, and websites. He was the 2016 recipient of the Gordon Atkinson Memorial Prize in Highland Military History, awarded annually by the Quebec Thistle Council. He lives in Brossard, Quebec.