Hugh McKervill obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Science from The University of Western Ontario (Waterloo College) and a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Theological College at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the National Training Institute for Human Relations Training. For ten years he was a minister of the United Church of Canada, serving in British Columbia, in Kitchener, and Port Hope Ontario. For a number of years Hugh was the Regional Liaison Officer for the federal Department of the Secretary of State in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. He was Atlantic Regional Director with the Canadian Human Rights Commission for fifteen years.
Since taking early retirement in 1993 Hugh has been an editorial contributor with the Atlantic Salmon Journal. He has also written scores of articles for other magazines, focusing mainly on history, social/cultural issues, and outdoor recreation. Hugh is also an award winning member of The Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia and provides his own photography for many of his published articles.