If you thought you had missed the starting gun, think again - the pistol has been reloaded.

At 10am on Monday, would-be spectators will line up on the blocks as the final 100,000 tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are released to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

This will be welcome news to anyone who missed out in the pell-mell of the initial round of ticket sales, when public demand was so fierce it caused the official website to crash. Such was the disappointment suffered by many who failed to secure tickets for their chosen events, the appetite for further briefs will be huge. It is therefore safe to conclude that when the Games roll into the city, the atmosphere in Glasgow will be electric. As it will be in a fortnight when Radio 1's Big Weekend brings the biggest names in music - including Coldplay, Katy Perry and local hero Paolo Nutini - to Glasgow Green.

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Together, these events bolster Glasgow's position as an unparalleled destination with greater cultural influence than more populous cities. In the past we may have characterised this as a city punching above its weight, but no more. This is Glasgow's year.

On your marks … Get set … Go.