Airlie is a parish, which lies in Angus Council Area, some 4 miles (7 km) southwest of Kirriemuir and 8 miles (13 km) west of Forfar in Angus.
It is located in the old county of Forfarshire, which disappeared following the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1974.
The parish has an area of 36.2 sq. km (13.9 sq. miles). Airlie has 9 neighbouring parishes; namely Alyth, Eassie & Nevay, Glamis, Glenisla, Kingoldrum, Kirriemuir, Lintrathen, Meigle and Ruthven.