Glasgow 2014: Cultural countdown begins
16 July 2013 Last updated at 14:52 BST
The year long countdown to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is to be marked with a 12-month cultural programme of theatre, dance, music and comedy.
Details of Culture 2014 were announced in Glasgow.
The programme of events includes a major retrospective of Scottish art, touring storytelling and international high wire performances.
BBC Scotland's arts correspondent Pauline McLean reports.