QUICK FACTS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S GAMES
- 71 nations and territories are taking part in the games, including separate teams for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man also have their own teams.
- This is the 20th Commonwealth Games. The first took place in 1930 in the Canadian city of Hamilton, with just 11 nations represented - 60 fewer than this year's Games.
- The Games were originally known as the British Empire Games until a name change in 1978.
- 3,000 volunteers from all over Scotland are taking part in the opening ceremony at Celtic Park.
ITV News Scotland correspondent Debi Edward has taken a look at the preparations for the ceremony.
- Although there will be 40,000 people watching the opening ceremony at Celtic Park, the global TV audience for the curtain-raiser is expected to be a whopping 1.5 billion.
- There will be four times as many people at the opening ceremony as there are in the whole of Tuvalu - the tiny Polynesian island nation that is the smallest country represented at the Games.
- The Queen's baton, containing a message from Her Majesty, has travelled for 250 days, visiting all of the 71 nations represented on its way to the opening ceremony.
- Boxing is the most expensive sport to watch at the games, with Category 1 tickets on sale for a hefty £120.
- Team sports are a relatively new introduction - this will be only the fifth Games where sports such as hockey have featured.