One of the organisers of the Lauder Common Riding says they have been targeted after a fancy dress float caused offence at this year's event. A float with people dressed as Jimmy Savile and schoolgirls was part of a parade in the Borders town last weekend.
The stunt made national news headlines and was criticised by politicians and charities. The organiser says animal droppings were left at their home and have reported the matter to Police.
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The keys to the new Lauder Health Centre will be officially handed over today.
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The organisers of Lauder's Common Riding are coming under fire for allowing a Jimmy Savile themed float to enter their fancy dress parade last week.
The stunt has attracted criticism from some people in the town as well as politicians and victims of abuse.
However, the committee say they do not censor entries and it is up to people to make their own moral choices about what they put in the parade.
Kathryn Samson reports.
Peter Saunders, from the National Association of People Abused in Childhood, spoke to Pam about the charity's reaction to a Jimmy Savile themed float being featured in a fancy dress competition at the Lauder Common Riding.
A charity which supports people abused in childhood say they have already had a number of calls from "distressed" victims of abuse.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood said the float featuring people in Jimmy Savile costumes at a festival in the Borders was "crass".
A link to the charity can be found here
In response to comments branding a Jim'll Fix It themed float in this year's Lauder Common Riding competition "distasteful and offensive", the organisers have said:
Local politician Christine Grahame MSP - whose constituency includes Lauder - has expressed concern over the entry of a Jimmy Savile float into the town's Common Riding float competition.
A Jim'll Fix It themed float which was entered into the Lauder parade has been branded "offensive and distasteful".
Gregory Kynoch from Edinburgh was in the crowd and said the stunt was "inappropriate" and "out of order" on the Facebook page of the Lauder Common Riding committee.
The former student of Edinburgh Napier University also said he would not attend the event again.
In support of his message, Margaret Ryles also wrote a comment on the social networking site about the use of Jimmy Savile for fancy dress.