Concerns about security and unfinished facilities had raised doubts
about the team's participation in the event, due to begin on 3 October.
But guarantees have since been given by the Delhi 2010
Organising Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation that the
problems have been solved.
The first of the athletes flew from Glasgow Airport on
Among those travelling were members of the archery, lawn
bowls, shooting, tennis and weightlifting teams.
Team Scotland's rugby players, boxers and wrestlers are due
to head out on Tuesday.
Scottish team manager Vicky Strange, who is already in Delhi,
told BBC Radio Scotland's Sports Weekly: "Our accommodation for Team
Scotland is actually very much ready.
"It's been a hard week, I've had easier
working weeks as have the rest of the guys out here.
"But, it definitely has paid off and the organising committee
have now taken notice of everything that has been said and there's been
a lot of progress.
Scotland's Sport Minister, Shona Robison, who travelled to
the airport to wish the athletes good luck, said she was "very pleased"
to see them boarding flights for Delhi.
She said: "We are continuing to review the progress made on
the ground and I have once again spoken to the Indian sports minister to
stress the importance that the assurances given by the Indian
government translate into action in order that the village is ready to
receive the athletes due to stay there.
"I would like to take this opportunity to once again commend
our team who have dealt extremely well in what has been very challenging
"These challenges however should not distract from the efforts of the
athletes who have devoted years to training in a bid to pull on the
national jersey and represent their country on the international stage."
Weightlifter Peter Kirkbride, 22, from Kilmarnock, said
concerns about preparations in Delhi did not phase him.
He said: "I've done a lot of training. I just want to get out
there and compete in the Commonwealth Games.
"Problems have not even been going through my mind. I've just
been getting ready, anything else is nothing to do with me.
"I'd lift anywhere - they can hold it in my back garden if
Edinburgh-born shooter Caroline Brownlie, 32, who lives in
Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, said: "The guys out there have checked
things out and if they say it's fine to go, then I'm happy.
"We can't be too critical, because it's coming to us next."
Her team mate Neil Stirton, 29, from Aberdeen, added: "As far
as India is concerned, shooting is one of their top sports, so there's a
lot of pressure on their shooters out there, which is fine for us.
"The facility is almost world class. It had a few finishing
touches to do in February, so they've have seven or eight months to sort
At least eight nations, including England and Wales, had
expressed reservations over the preparations for the Games.
Teams hit out at accommodation for athletes described as
"unfit for human habitation".
Individual athletes, including reigning Commonwealth triple
jump champion Phillips Idowu, decided not to attend over safety fears.
These were heightened when a footbridge to the main stadium
collapsed and the roof of the weightlifting venue fell in.