Wimbledon win tops poll

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A survey commissioned by Oxfam reveals that Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win was the thing that lifted Scotland’s spirits most in 2013, more than this year’s fantastic summer weather and the birth of the royal baby.

The research was commissioned to mark the launch of Oxfam’s new fundraising campaign, “Lift Lives for Good”.

The survey, carried out by Research Now on behalf of Oxfam, found 83 per cent of respondents in Scotland said the Dunblane tennis player lifting the men’s singles title in July was what boosted their spirits most this year.

Those who took part in the survey weren’t told that the research was commissioned by a charity, to avoid influencing the results, but supporting a charity came second on the list with 75 per cent of Scots naming it as a high point of 2013.

Mo Farah winning double gold at the Athletics World Championships was third-placed. with 56 per cent of Scots finding it uplifting, while the great summer weather came fourth, with 54 per cent. The birth of the royal baby, Prince George, came fifth with 42 per cent.