And the home leg of the Queen's Baton Relay will be the most special of all, as the baton tours Scotland for 40 days during June and July - ending with four days in Glasgow.
Glasgow 2014 organisers announced details of the route at a special ceremony in Stirling today, attended by Team Scotland hopefuls Russell Weir, Marc Austin, Ross Murdoch and Beverly Campbell, and outlined plans to recruit 4000 batonbearers to carry it through communities the length and breadth of Scotland.
Members of the public are being encouraged to nominate community champions and those who have contributed to sport in their area to be batonbearers. Nominations open today.
Around 100 batonbearers will carry the baton for around 200m each day, with the relay reaching more than 400 communities during its 40-day journey around the land.
The baton will visit more than 400 villages, town and cities in Scotland, with schools, sporting facilities and leisure centres being the focus of the relay.
On Sunday July 23 the baton will reach Glasgow, where it will tour the city before making its final journey to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday July 23.
On reaching Glasgow, it will have traveled 190,000km over 248 days, through Asia, Oceania, Africa, North and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Launching the Queen's Baton Relay route and the nomination of batonbearers, Commonwealth Games Scotland Chairman Michael Cavanagh said:
"The Queen's Baton Relay is the ultimate symbol of the Commonwealth Games and its arrival in Scotland gives an important signal to both the athletes and the public that the Games are just around the corner.
"The baton's journey through the country is the ideal opportunity to celebrate community sport and recognise those local athletes selected for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014. Get behind the team and be part of the Games."
Lord Smith of Kelvin, Glasgow 2014 chairman, said: "In June and July next year the Queen's Baton Relay will travel throughout Scotland sharing the excitement of the countdown to the Commonwealth Games with communities across the nation.
"It's important as many people as possible feel part of this special moment and from today there's a chance for everyone to nominate the people in their street, village, town or city that they would like to see honoured as batonbearers.
"This is a chance to recognise the efforts of everyday champions that make a real difference and we look forward to seeing them take centre stage in their communities when Glasgow and Scotland's Queen's Baton Relay makes its memorable final journey to the Games."
Glasgow Triathlete Marc Austin, the world junior silver medallist in the event, said: "I am really excited to be here today to see the Queen’s Baton and it makes me even more determined to be selected to compete for Scotland at Glasgow 2014.
“It will be a special moment when the baton visits my home city of Glasgow next year and I hope it will encourage everyone to get behind the Games and show their support for Team Scotland.”
Later today, following events in Glasgow and at Glasgow Airport, the Queen’s Baton departs Scotland for Delhi – host city of the 2010 Commonwealth Games – from where it will visit every nation and territory of the Commonwealth.