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A Lawyers Dozen: Our '12 to Watch'

Michael Jamieson - Aquatics

No surprise here, but as one of Scotland's biggest medal hopes, and one of the first in action, no list would be complete without the Olympic silver medallist. Jamieson also won Commonwealth Silver medals in the 200m breaststroke in Delhi 2010, and he'll be doing everything in his power to get his hands on Gold this time around at his home games. Earlier this year he finished first in the British Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, the same venue Glasgow 2014 will be using. Jamieson will be swimming Thursday 24 July.

Samantha Kinghorn – Athletics (wheelchair racing)

Haven't heard of her? You soon will. Samantha 'Sammi' Kinghorn is one of Team Scotland's brightest young talents. At 18, she's already Europe's No.1, however Glasgow 2014 sees her competing outwith her own usual category and her favoured sprint distances. However, even those obstacles may not be enough to keep her out of contention. Sammi goes in the T54 1500m on Tuesday, July 29 with the final due to take place two days later. Oh, and we almost forgot to mention, Sammi is also Harper Macleod's Athlete Ambassador for the Games. Go Sammi!

Hannah Miley - Aquatics

If Sammi is a newcomer, Hannah Miley has been there and got the t-shirt. The swimmer is competing in her third Commonwealth games, having also represented Great Britain at two Olympics. In Glasgow, she'll be determined to defend her 400m Individual Medley Gold from Delhi. She is also competing in the 200m Individual Medley, 800m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke at Glasgow 2014 and will start the defence of her 2010 400m IM gold on Thursday 24 July.

Eilidh Child – Athletics

Every Games has a poster athlete from the home nation, and for Glasgow 2014 that just might be Eilidh child. Competing in the 400m hurdles, she'll be looking to use that tremendous support and home advantage to swap her silver in Delhi for a gold at Glasgow 2014. Child made the semi-finals at the London Olympic Games, and is one of Scotland's biggest hopes for a medal. Her recent form has been great, so look out for her racing on Wednesday 30 July and Thursday 1 June.

Libby Clegg – Athletics

Another bona-fide star, Libby Clegg already has two Paralympic T12 100m silver medals, from Bejing and London. This will be her first appearance at the Commonwealth Games and nothing less than a medal will do for her. Registered blind, Clegg will be running alongside her English running guide Mikail Huggins in the T12 100m on Monday 28 July.

Josh Taylor – Boxing

Another of the Scots to win a medal in Delhi, Josh Taylor will be fighting in the 64kg category in Glasgow. He won a silver medal in 2010, and followed that up by reaching the Olympic semi-finals in London two years ago. Scotland has a proud record of having won a medal at every Commonwealth Games since 1930, and Taylor is one of the best hopes of maintaining that streak. Josh will start the preliminary fights over the weekend of the 26 -27 July.

Jonathon Hammond – Shooting

No list would be complete without the Scot who's won more medals at a single Games than any other. Jonathon Hammond won a total of four medals at Delhi 2010. Gold medallist in the 50m Rifle Prone and the 50m Rifle Prone Pairs, he also won silver and bronze in the 50m Rifle 3 Position and 50m Rifle 3 Position Pairs. Hammond has also represented Great Britain at two Olympics, and he'll be hoping to lead the way at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie. He will be shooting in the 50m Rifle Prone on Monday 28 July and the 50m 3 Positions on Tuesday 29 July.

Neil Fachie – Cycling

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome is going to be the scene of some of Glasgow 2014's most spectacular competition, and Neil Fachie will be at the heart of it. The track Para-cyclist has competed at two Paralympics in the past, however he was running at the time! His switch from athletics to the saddle paid off in style when he won Gold in the 1000m Time Trail and Silver in the sprint at London 2012. An MBE was another nice touch. Neil will be cycling on the 25 and 26 July.

Daniel Purvis - Gymnastics

The Hydro is going to be an incredible setting for the gymnastics, and Scotland has a pretty good team. Daniel Purvis, a part of Great Britain's Men's Bronze winning gymnastic team at London 2012, will be looking to lead Scotland's gymnastic medal hopes. He also won silver and bronze in the team and floor events at the European Championships earlier this year. The gymnastic competition takes place between Monday 28 July and Friday 1 August.

Euan Burton - Judo

Named the Team Scotland flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony, double Olympian Euan Burton is a true figurehead for home hopes. He will be taking part in his first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Judo being included in the Games programme for the first time since Manchester 2002. Aged 35, he's moved up to the 100kg category for Glasgow 2014, having competed in the 81kg category in the Beijing and London Olympic Games, Burton will be competing in the 100kg category on Saturday 26 July.

Imogen Bankier – Badminton

A London Olympian and quarter-finalist in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Imogen Bankier is a doubles specialist who'll be looking to continue the fine vain of form that she and her partners have found in the lead up to the Games. Out of the six tournaments she has entered this year she has finished in the top two in all but one – keep that going and a medal is assured. Doubles Badminton starts on Tuesday 29 July with the finals taking place on Sunday the 3 August.

Usain Bolt – Athletics

Here's a wildcard selection. We know he's just lined up to do the 4x100m relay, but the moment Usain Bolt steps out on the Hampden track will be a moment to remember. Bolt is a true global superstar, possibly the greatest athlete of all time, and for him to compete in Glasgow will make it even more special. We don't care how he does, we just want to see him light up the stadium in the way only he can. The relay heats take place on Friday, 1 August with the final the following night.