Jillie Cooper was carrying the badminton banner when the full Team Scotland was finally revealed at Stirling Castle.
Ten of our players are included in the record 310 strong line-up that will be vying for medals in Glasgow from July 23-August 3.
For Cooper, it is Games No.2 – and she admits Glasgow 2014 is very different from New Delhi 2010.
“There’s been a much bigger build-up,” said the Edinburgh 26-year-old. “Last time I was quite young but this time I am more experienced and know what to expect.
“But it is also a bit weird having a home Games and not having to fly to get there. There are huge benefits in that we will be accustomed to the food, the weather and the majority of the crowd will be on our side.”
Immediately before the Delhi Games press coverage concentrated on the negatives, most notably the rush to make the competitors’ village habitable.