Scottish athlete Allan Wells will start the Commonwealth relay after the queen hands him the ceremonial baton at Buckingham Palace later today, according to Games officials.
Mr Wells took home gold in 100 metres and silver in the 200 metres at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
As the final runner of the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) at the last Commonwealth Games on Scottish soil in Edinburgh in 1986, the baton and what it symbolises is incredibly special for me.
It is a real honour for me to now be named as the first baton bearer for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The baton will go on to visit every nation and territory of the Commonwealth, travelling through Asia, Oceania, Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
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