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.
“I am a great believer in free speech but I do think people have to be responsible and in my opinion this subject was in poor taste.
“While I’m sure those involved didn’t go out to deliberately offend anyone this was a very inappropriate topic for a family event.
“There may well have been a Savile victim in the crowd, a young person or an adult who is or has been the victim of sexual abuse.
“I wouldn’t want to censor anyone but I think this has been a serious misjudgement and hope the people involved are reflecting upon the offence their actions will have caused to many people.”
More top news
A look ahead over the festive period.
Boxes of Hope, Cumbria, the charity which gets local communities together and helps deprived children in Eastern Europe.
The Government has allocated Cumbria the third largest share of £625m that is being invested in the North West.