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.
The organisers of Lauder's Common Riding have come under fire for allowing an "offensive and insensitive" Jimmy Savile themed float to enter the fancy dress parade.
One man dressed up as the disgraced former television presenter while others wore schoolgirl uniforms.
Savile has more than 200 criminal offences recorded against his name, including more than 30 rapes.
The Jim'll Fix It themed float was entered into the Lauder parade by members of the local Twenty 10 Club on July 31.
It was awarded third place in the Best Vehicle category.
Lauder Cornet Cameron McNeill speaks to our reporter Jenny Longden about his special day.
His duties include receiving the royal and ancient burgh flag and carrying it on horse back round the common land, leading more than 300 horses.
A selection of highlights from Lauder Common Riding 2013
One of the region's oldest common riding festivals took place today, in the royal and ancient burgh of Lauder.
More than 300 horses were led round the town by the cornet, in a festival steeped in royalty and religion.
Watch Jenny Longden's report here:
Hazardous driving conditions due to snow on the B6362 Stow Road between the A68 West High Street (Lauder) and the A7 Galashiels Road / Station Road (Stow).
Warning to approach with care.