Eurovision is usually hosted each year by the country that won the previous competition. This year, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra swept to victory, while the UK’s Sam Ryder came second.
There has been speculation that Glasgow’s OVO Hydro arena could be the venue for Eurovision 2023 next May, with a gap in the venue’s scheduling for that month.
Ms Sturgeon has taken to social media to declare the Scottish Government is “happy to discuss” hosting arrangements with the BBC, Glasgow City Council and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
She posted on Twitter: “We wish @Eurovision could be in Ukraine but understand that in circumstances this isn’t possible. However, I can think of a perfect venue on banks of the River Clyde!!
“@scotgov is happy to discuss with BBC, @GlasgowCC @EBU_HQ and others.”
The cost of staging Eurovision is around £25 million, with around £5m granted from the EBU to the host broadcaster.
Although a substantial cost for the BBC, insiders say the broadcaster was prepared to stage Eurovision in the event that the UK won, having placed second with Ryder in Turin.