Airdrie, a borough town of Lanarkshire, Scotland, 11 m. E. of Glasgow; pop. in 1861, 12,922. It is well built, and has recently grown into importance from the extensive coal and iron mines in the neighborhood, and also from its proximity to Glasgow, whence many of its weavers obtain employment. The laird or proprietor of the estate of Airdrie is Mr. A. J. Alexander, a native and resident of Kentucky, famous as a breeder of fine horses and cattle in Woodford county.