This is it! The opening ceremony later on today will signal the start of the Games, after more than seven years of planning and painstaking preparations, with the people of Glasgow at their very heart.
A series of local events are being held for residents and businesses near Commonwealth Games venues or cultural live sites, offering useful information on the changes they can expect to see in the lead up to and during Games time, how to prepare for potential alterations to daily routines and how to ensure they can make the most of the opportunity to get involved.
Tickets to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are now on sale – and there are only 10 days left for you to apply for them! The application period will close on 16 September.