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Oxton is a small rural village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, just off the A68. It is 4+1⁄2 miles (7 kilometres) north of Lauder, and 20 mi (32 km) southeast of the centre of Edinburgh, yet in a quiet rural position
The village of Oxton lies in the parish of Channelkirk. This name for the parish appears to have come into general use in the district around the beginning of the eighteenth century but its ancient name was Childer-kirk and later Gingle-kirk. A Roman camp, visible from the air, and recorded on Ordnance survey maps has been identified nearby and may have been connected with the progress of the army of Septimius Severus in AD 209–210. Saint Cuthbert, who became Bishop of Lindisfarne, was born in the vicinity in AD 635, and probably baptised his early converts at the nearby Holy Water Cleuch (spring).
The village now hosts Bird Gardens Scotland CIC, a bird conservation breeding centre and home to over 300 birds from around the world, including Chilean flamingos, Laughing Kookaburra, and Emu, as well as other animals such as Red-Necked Wallaby and Castlemilk Moorit Sheep. The gardens share the site with Oxton Pottery, a working pottery with regular classes and a gift shop.
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