With two weeks to go until the start of the Games in Glasgow, a cast from all over Scotland prepares for the opening ceremony.
A look at some of the brightest prospects for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at Glasgow 2014.
Twitter users "mortified" after Scotland's daring outfits for the opening ceremony of Glasgow 2014 get their first airing.
Plans to demolish city tower blocks as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scrapped.
David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said opinions over the past few days had changed 'the safety and security content' of the proposal.
– David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014
Glasgow 2014, Games Partners and key stakeholders, including Police Scotland and Glasgow Housing Association, are not prepared to allow what was proposed to be a positive act of commemoration to create risk for all concerned, including the communities of north east Glasgow.
The demolition of Red Road will now not feature as part of the Opening Ceremony.
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill said she will settle for watching the Commonwealth Games on television as she prepares for motherhood.
The 28-year-old heptathlete will support Team GB from the sofa come July, but admits that she will be rather preoccupied with the arrival of her first child with husband Andy, due the same month.
Ennis-Hill said: "I will be supporting but I will be at home, probably very tired and not knowing what's going on in the world, to be honest.
"I'm sad to be missing it this year but very much looking forward to supporting the team."
Athlete Liz McColgan won a gold medal in the 10,000 metres in the 1991 World Championships, and competed in the New York marathon just a year after giving birth to her first child.
McColgan told ITV News that it could take Jessica Ennis-Hill some time to heal as an endurance athlete, after the Olympian revealed she was pregnant.
Jessica Ennis-Hill tweeted:
We're overwhelmed with all the lovely messages! So thank you all so much! We couldn't be happier. It's a very exciting time.
– Mick Hill, Jennica Ennis-Hill's javelin coach.
The news of her pregnancy has come as a big shock but I am absolutely delighted for Jess and Andy. Who knows we may have another Olympic champion! It will be a massive change for her but she has told me she is desperate to defend her Olympic title at Rio, so hopefully that will be the case.
Jessica Ennis-Hill announced that she is pregnant and will miss the Glasgow games.
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah said he might skip the Commonwealth Games to recover from his first London Marathon in April.
World-record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he will probably only run in the 200m if he competes at all in Glasgow.
Ennis-Hill, 27 and from Sheffield, who married long-time partner Andy Hill in Derbyshire last May, said in a statement released by her management:
I have some very unexpected but exciting news to share - Andy and I are expecting a baby.
We are completely overwhelmed, with excitement and a degree of anxiety that I am sure all first-time parents will relate to.
My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down, but having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100 per cent set on returning to full-time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - that challenge really excites me.
But in the short term I will make our baby a priority and enjoy the whole experience as much as possible.
I am sorry I won't be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but know it will be an amazing occasion. I will be at home awaiting the arrival of a little Ennis-Hill.
British Athletics tweeted: