Glasgow is hoping to stage the 2015 Turner Prize show and ceremony, the Herald understands.

The Tate gallery in London, which organises the prestigious annual £25,000 prize for contemporary art, is in negotiations with a number of cities in the UK who wish to stage the award, and Glasgow is firmly in contention.

It is understood the Tramway in the south side of Glasgow, a major performance and visual arts exhibition space, would be the most likely option for the annual Turner Prize show.

Just this week, Martin Boyce was awarded this year's prize, the third Scottish artist to win in a row.

Last night Gordon Matheson, the leader of Glasgow City Council, admitted the city had been in talks with the Tate for some time.

He said: "We have been in discussion with organisers for more than a year about bringing the Turner Prize to Glasgow.

"The next available year would be 2015 and I am delighted there is so much positive support in this endeavour.

"I am sure that the level of interest and excitement will not go unrecognised by the organisers."

The Turner Prize show was held in Gateshead's Baltic gallery this year.

It was the first time it had been held outside London's Tate Britain since 2007, when it was held in Tate Liverpool.

It is due to be staged in 2013 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, for its celebrations as UK City of Culture, and will return to London in 2014.

Mr Matheson's words come after Scotland's Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop, called for the prize exhibition to be held in Scotland.

Scottish artists who have won the award and those who have been shortlisted have made a considerable mark on the award and the contemporary art world in the past 20 years.

Glasgow is regarded as the second city for visual arts in the UK outside London, and is vying with London and Berlin for the most exciting visual arts city in Europe.

The success of Boyce, a sculptor, followed wins for sound artist Susan Philipsz in 2010 and the painter Richard Wright in 2009.

Boyce was shortlisted this year along with another Scottish artist, Karla Black, and he joins a list of past Scottish winners since 1996 that also includes Simon Starling, Martin Creed and Douglas Gordon.

Ms Hylsop said: "With our strong track record of producing past winners and nominees, Scotland would be the ideal host for the Turner Prize exhibition.

"I would urge the Tate to bring the event to Scotland."

Simon Groom, the director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, has also welcomed the idea of a Scottish Turner Prize show, as has Professor Seona Reid, director of the Glasgow School of Art, and Andrew Dixon, the chief executive of Creative Scotland.

Yesterday, a spokeswoman for the Tate would only say that "discussions about 2015 will follow in due course" and added: "We are delighted that there is interest in bringing the prize to Scotland and elsewhere in the UK."