The hand-crafted baton, which will travel from Buckingham Palace 100,000 miles to all 71 nations and territories, was unveiled last night at the Riverside Museum.
It is not due to arrive back in Scotland until June next year, where it will be taken around the country in the run-up to the opening ceremony on July 23. Finally, the Queen's message will be read and the Games will be declared open.
The baton was formally presented to Lord Smith of Kelvin, chairman of Glasgow 2014, by Scotland's most successful Commonwealth athlete Allan Wells.
The former Scottish Olympic and Commonwealth gold sprinter and winner of the 100m Olympic title at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games was the final baton-bearer at Scotland's last Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986.
He will be among the first baton-bearers.
Lord Smith said: "The Queen's Baton Relay is a great tradition of the Commonwealth Games and a wonderful opportunity for Glasgow and Scotland to share our culture and heritage with the citizens of the Commonwealth."