For Susan McKelvie, it's third time lucky. The West Lothian hammer thrower claims her place after missing out on qualifying for two previous Games, having been cruelly denied a place for Delhi 2010 after falling a mere 14cm short.
To Derek Hawkins, it marks an unexpected but welcome twist in the road. A two-time Scottish cross-country champion, the Elderslie athlete was a late arrival to the world of marathon running, making his debut only a year ago.
Then there's Libby Clegg, a double Paralympic silver medallist in the T12 100m, who is looking forward to the opportunity to again experience the spine-tingling, electric atmosphere of a home games, having described competing in front of 80,000 people in London last summer as feeling like "everyone was giving you a massive hug".
Clegg, who grew in the Scottish Borders, was diagnosed with a genetic eye condition called Stargardt's Macular Dystrophy when she nine. Registered blind, she runs with a guide, Mikail Huggins.
While the Edinburgh-based sprinter said booking her spot brought a mixture of excitement and relief, that doesn't mean Clegg is about to rest on her laurels. "Now the hard work begins," she declared.
Which is just as well if her description of coach Keith Antoine is anything to go by. "My coach is a little bit mean and will make me do some horrible sessions," she laughed. "We've already had someone vomit. It's great fun."
But the celebrations aren't quite on ice. The 23-year-old has been dropping some hefty hints to her boyfriend, Scottish Rugby Sevens player Michael Maltman, about a congratulations gift. "I'm desperate for a Mulberry handbag and I've told Michael that's what I want," she said. "Hopefully he'll get me that next year if I win. He told me: 'It's just a bag' and I said: 'It's not just a bag'. I've had so many women back me up, but he just doesn't get it."
Clegg may find herself being part of one of the hottest tickets of Glasgow 2014 in front of a packed Hampden Park. "I think my event is on the same night as Usain Bolt - the men's 100m final - so I'll tell myself the crowd's there for me," she said. "The atmosphere in the stadium will be incredible. When I found out, I thought: 'Oh, this is going to be a good night.'"
Another athlete Hampden-bound is 800m runner Guy Learmonth who has faced a self-described "tough ride" to gain early selection. Injury niggles and a bad reaction to altitude training in April saw the Berwick-upon-Tweed athlete go down to the wire, before posting two late-season qualifying standard performances.
His own toughest taskmaster, Learmonth, 21, seems to enjoy the gut-wrenching pain of training. "I guess you have to make it your best friend at the end of the day - good old lactic acid," he joked. "There is no substitute for hard work and I'm determined to be the best I can be."
Learmonth, mentored by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, is keen to relish every second of the Games experience. "The village, being with the team, everyone feeding off each other," he said. "I'm friends with Eilidh Child and Eilish McColgan. They have been through it all before with the Olympics and World Championships, so being able to get advice from them is going to be amazing. Running in front of 45,000 Scots will be the best."
Joining Clegg and Learmonth on the 23-strong list of Scottish athletics stars is Sunday Herald Six To Follow's Laura Muir, 20, who gained 1500m selection, and wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn, 17, who is named for the T54 1500m.
A beaming Muir said: "I'm so happy. It definitely takes some of the pressure off and means I can concentrate on training and look forward to next year."
Kinghorn was equally thrilled. "It was a huge surprise," she said. "I had big hopes of making the team, but didn't expect to be among the first athletes selected. To get the news felt like a huge weight off my shoulders."
Harry Leitch, 28, is among four Scottish squash players selected alongside his doubles partner Alan Clyne. Three years ago the pair enjoyed a colossal giant-slaying moment in Delhi when they beat English third seeds Daryl Selby and Peter Barker to reach the semi-finals. Leitch reckoned he'd be up for more of the same next summer. "I think what happened in Delhi gave us the momentum and we had some great results," he said. "To play those guys, who were hot favourites and take them out was great. We expected to win because we focus so much on doubles, whereas those guys were great singles players. We were ready and I think that showed in the result.
He added: "Playing England on a back court in Delhi there wasn't the biggest crowd, but I imagine that in Glasgow there will be a good few hundred, maybe thousands, watching every game."
Despite their heroics, Leitch and Clyne finished outside the medals in fourth. This time around, he hopes, will end differently. "The way I look at it, the goal is a medal," he said. "Any colour would be nice - but gold would be the best."