A £10 million fund for building local sport facilities to encourage a more active lifestyle is now open for applications.
The money forms part of the Scottish Government's Commonwealth Games Legacy 2014 programme which aims to give communities across Scotland more and better places to be active.
Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund are now available to help build or upgrade services such as new bike or skate parks, outdoor adventure areas or walking routes.
Sport minister Shona Robison said: "The Commonwealth Games will be the biggest multi-sports event Scotland has ever hosted and provides a unique opportunity to create a positive and lasting legacy for Scotland.
"The Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund will help communities across Scotland improve their facilities and will appeal to Scots young and old to get more active. I want as many people as possible to benefit and to be inspired by the Commonwealth Games to adopt healthier, more active lives.
"Of course, a lasting legacy from the Games is not just about getting more people active. It's also about creating a stronger Scotland in terms of our economy, culture and community. We want to see Scottish business win contracts and prosper, young people gain jobs and experience, our international reputation enhanced and our communities celebrating the Games."
The 20th Commonwealth Games are on in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3 2014 and the new funding aims to get Scots more active before the event.
Ms Robison met organisations, businesses and ambassadors already involved in delivering legacy programmes at a launch event at the refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.
Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer David Wilkie, who attended the launch, said: "Having taken part in the Commonwealth Games in 1970 on home turf, I can honestly say the impact of such a huge event happening in Scotland cannot be underestimated.
"This is a really exciting time for sport and I personally believe the Games coming to Glasgow in 2014 will have wide-reaching benefits for the country as a whole."